Digital library from the George Washington Archives, including historical materials on Washington's life and times, as well as a selection of Washington's papers.
Exhaustive list of text-encoded books available for free online through various sources. Also includes banned book feature.
Guided tour through the history of the American West, following in the footsteps of filmmakers Ken Burns and Stephen Ives.
Background on the women of the White House.
A richly documented portrait of the author of The Scarlet Letter.
Annotated guide to Shakespeare resources on the Internet, including links to primary texts, information on the Globe Theatre, and aspects of Shakespearean theatrical performance.
Described as an online journal and multimedia companion to the Anthology of Modern American Poetry, produced by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the site includes articles analyzing specific poems as well as the oeuvres of 161 modern American poets.
Based on a PBS lecture series narrated by Michael Palin, this site provides younger students with an overview of the life of Ernest Hemingway.
Broad range of materials on Mark Twain the writer and his times.
The LiTgloss project is a collection of texts written in languages other than English. The texts are of literary, cultural, or historical interest to speakers of English, and likely (we think) to be better appreciated if read in the original language.